Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in West Valley City, Utah

Find a therapist in West Valley City, Utah  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in West Valley City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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Margaret Gibb

Margaret Gibb, LMHC

10 years experience
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. I have provided therapy for a wide range of issues including treating Depression, Anxiety, family and parenting difficulties, stress management and addressing life changes. I have extensive experience in the treatment of Read More...
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

24 years experience
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have Read More...
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Megan Balcarczyk

Megan Balcarczyk, LMHC

6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. My counseling Read More...
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott, MA, LMHC

7 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who will be equally invested in your growth. I understand the stressors, barriers and mental/emotional blocks that can make it a challenge for us to unlock our potential and live our best lives, but I also believe Read More...
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

5 years experience
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize Read More...
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

13 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. My main focus in my treatment approach centers around the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the person I'm working with. I Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Dr. Sarah Leclerc

Dr. Sarah Leclerc, PsyD

6 years experience
Hello there! I am from Haiti and have lived in various parts of the US-- NYC, Southern California for my doctorate, North Carolina for my pre-doc internship, and Upstate NY for my post doc internship. I chose to be a mental health professional because I value providing a safe space for individuals, in which they can be themselves, and explore the complex nature of who they are and who they are becoming. I tend to Read More...
Hello there! I am from Haiti and have lived in various parts of the US-- NYC, Southern California for my doctorate, North Carolina for my pre-doc internship, and Upstate NY for my post doc internship. I chose to be a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

25 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I can offer a flexible schedule and am eager to help clients manage stress in their lives. I have experience with parenting issues, relationship issues and couples counseling. I can offer stress management strategies Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Victoria Hammer

Victoria Hammer, LMHC

8 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life changes and career challenges. I also helped many young adults with navigating the specific challenges faced when graduating from college, finding a job and navigating the next phase of their lives. My counseling style is Read More...
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon

Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon, LCSW, CASAC

7 years experience
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Management Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Codependency Coping Skills Depression & Anxiety Divorce/Separation/Breaking up Domestic/partner violence Eating Disorders Family and/or Relationship Conflict Goal Management Grief HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Issues Related to Parenting LGBTQ Life Coaching Narcissistic Personality Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Peer Relationships School issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Spirituality Stress Management Suicidal Ideation Trauma and PTSD Mission Statement: Conquering Challenges, through motivation, Read More...
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


 Overview of Mental Health Resources in West Valley City, Utah

Regardless of your location, even in the greater Salt Lake City metropolitan area, can be challenging. West Valley City, Utah is no different. The Jordan Valley area of SLC is home to some of the best health care available in the western United States, including an abundance of therapists and mental health counselors to help you find relief.

West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City, is the second largest municipality in Utah with nearly 130,000 permanent residents. Although it is the second largest city in the state it is relatively young having been incorporated in 1980, mostly due to the agricultural nature of the Jordan River Valley with many residents moving to nearby Taylorsville during the mid-1800s and into the most of the 20th century.

Mental Health Statistics for West Valley City, UT

Peace of mind, optimism and general sense of well-being are key indicators of good mental health. Sadly, 8.2 percent of the population 18 and older have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year in Salt Lake County where West Valley City is located.  Even more present is illicit drug use. 15.2 percent of the population age 12 and older have used illicit drugs in the past year. Both statistics are above the “norms” for the state as well as the nation.

West Valley City, and Utah in general are experiencing a shortage of available mental health professionals. Access to religion-based therapies and help might account for the lack of couselors and therapists as the population is predominantly affiliated with the Church of Latter Day Saints.

A leading contributor to not seeking professional mental health services is the stigma surrounding a person’s mental health. As such, West Valley City and the surrounding area suffers from a high rate of suicide at 14.8 percent, with the statewide rate at a staggering 21.1 percent, well above the national rate of 12.9 percent.

Why is West Valley City Different Regarding Mental Health?

There are a plethora of factors defining and limiting mental health in West Valley City, UT. A poverty rate of just over 16 percent might be one reason but also the lack of job opportunities might also play into the equation. However, the lack of access to mental health professionals and licensed therapists and counselors seems to be a dominant factor.

West Valley City is largely agricultural with more than half the population traveling to neighboring communities for work. Depression and suicide seem to be the two biggest mental health concerns in the area, followed closely by substance use disorders.

  • 32% of West Valley City (East) residents die by suicide.
  • 21%of West Valley City (West) complete suicide.
  • Studies have shown a direct link between mental health and religious stress and the surrounding stigma.
  • The median income in West Valley City, UT is $55,933
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death in West Valley City.

Divorce Rate in West Valley City Utah

West Valley City has an average divorce rate when compared to the rest of the U.S. but mostly stays slightly higher. In 2015, the Utah divorce rate was 3.6 percent while the rest of the country was 3.1 percent. On the other side of the coin, Utah has been experiencing a general decline in marriages since 2002. In 2015, the marriage rate was 8.1 percent, compared to the national average of 29.9 percent.

The low divorce rate may be a result of the population demographics, which are decidedly Mormon in majority. Even with such a low divorce rate, there are less than 20 marriage counselors serve the community of over 130,000.

Mental Health Resources in West Valley City, UT

There are currently less than two dozen professional therapists or counselors in West Valley City Utah. That’s roughly one licensed professional per 6,700 people. West Valley City is severely understaffed when it comes to mental health professionals at more than 10 times the population per professional than the national average.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in West Valley City, Utah

There are only 20 mental health providers serving West Valley City, UT and nearly all are easy to find on the Internet. However, if you are looking for a therapist or counselor in West Valley City, you may need to look outside the municipality to find what you need. You may also need to visit several professionals to find one that you align with. Trust and knowledge of your issues are the two biggest deciding factors when choosing a mental health professional.

It can be tough to decide which counselor will suit you best. Our e-counseling directory was specifically designed to address the challenges in finding a therapist in West Valley City. We offer mental health resources and information for citizens of West Valley City and Salt Lake County who want or need professional guidance from a licensed counselor.